Ga-Segonyana

Quick Fact

According to Census 2011, Ga-Segonyana Municipality has a total population of 93 651.

Quick Fact Image 2,85% Growth rate

Ga-Segonyana Municipality is a former cross-boundary municipality with areas in the Northern Cape and North West.  The municipal jurisdiction consists of 33 residential areas within a radius of approximately 80 km in and around Kuruman, and has approximately 75 000 residents.  The municipality’s economy is mainly based on the surrounding mining and agricultural activities.

The municipal seat, Kuruman, is situated on the Namaquari route, forming part of the main route between Gauteng and Namibia and Cape Town via Upington.  The name Ga-Segonyana means a small calabash with bubbling water.

Rank By:
123 ranking by population size
  Rank view all
Midvaal , Gauteng 95,301 120
Maruleng , Limpopo 94,857 121
Fetakgomo , Limpopo 93,795 122
Ga-Segonyana , Northern Cape 93,651 123
//Khara Hais , Northern Cape 93,494 124
uMngeni , KwaZulu-Natal 92,710 125
Mutale , Limpopo 91,870 126
Quick Fact

9,7% of those aged 20+ have no schooling.

Quick Fact Image

According to Census 2011, Ga-Segonyana Municipality has a total population of 93 651 of which 87,0% are black African, 7,6% are coloured, 4,6% are white, and 0,4% are Indian/Asian. Other groups make up 0,4% of the population.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 4,9% completed primary school, 34,3% completed secondary school, 23,7% completed Grade 12, 10,0% have some form of higher education and only 9,7 % have no schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African87%
Coloured7,6%
Indian/Asian0,4%
White4,6%
Other0,4%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,2% 5,8%
5-9 5,3% 5,3%
10-14 5,1% 5%
15-19 5% 5,1%
20-24 4,6% 4,7%
25-29 4,3% 4,7%
30-34 3,8% 4,2%
35-39 3,1% 3,6%
40-44 2,6% 2,9%
45-49 2,2% 2,2%
50-54 1,9% 2,3%
55-59 1,5% 1,9%
60-64 1% 1,3%
65-69 0,7% 0,9%
70-74 0,4% 0,7%
75-79 0,3% 0,5%
80-84 0,2% 0,3%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 12,7%
English 2,9%
IsiNdebele 1%
IsiXhosa 0,8%
IsiZulu 1%
Sepedi 0,3%
Sesotho 0,6%
Setswana 78,4%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 0,1%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,2%
Other 0.8%
Not Applicable 1%
Group Percentage
Married 18,8%
Living together like married partners 6,3%
Never married 70,5%
Widower/Widow 3,1%
Separated 0,3%
Divorced 0,9%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,2%
Some Primary 47,1%
Completed Primary 6%
Some Secondary 32,5%
Completed Secondary 9,5%
Higher Education 1,4%
Not Applicable 0,3%
Sex Percentage
Female 52%
Male 48%
Quick Fact

91,2% Use electricity for lighting.

Quick Fact Image

There are 3 143 households in the Ga-Segonyana municipality, with an average household size of 3 persons per household.

Of the households in the municipality, 19,9% households have access to piped water inside their dwelling, 20,2% have access to piped water inside their yard, and 91,2% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

Area Percentage
Urban 14%
Tribal/Traditional 84,9%
Farm 1,1%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 89,5% 10,5%
Computer 13,5% 86,5%
Television 75,4% 24,6%
Satellite Television 23,9% 76,1%
Radio 67,7% 32,3%
Landline / Telephone 5,5% 94,5%
Motor Car 27,2% 72,8%
Refrigerator 74,1% 25,9%
Electric / Gas-Stove 88,4% 11,6%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 85,6% 63,3% 91,2%
Gas 5,1% 2,2% 0,2%
Paraffin 3,2% 2,4% 0,8%
Solar 0,2% 0,2% 0,4%
Candles 0% 0% 7,2%
Wood 5,3% 18,5% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,3% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,2% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 12,9% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 4,2%
From Cellphone 13,1%
From Work 3,2%
From Elsewhere 1,7%
No Access 77,9%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 15,4%
Owned and fully paid off 61,3%
Owned but not yet paid off 4,4%
Occupied rent free 12,7%
Other 6,2%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 87,8%
Borehole 3,2%
Spring 0,1%
Rain water tank 0,4%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,8%
River/Stream 0,8%
Water vendor 0,5%
Water tanker 3,7%
Other 2,8%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 11,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 23,4%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 2,8%
Chemical toilet 1%
Pit toilet with ventilation 13,6%
Pit toilet without ventilation 44,2%
Bucket toilet 1,7%
Other 2,1%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 17,6%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,4%
Communal refuse dump 4%
Own refuse dump 63,9%
No rubbish disposal 6,1%
Other 8%
Quick Fact

33,7% Youth unemployment rate.

Quick Fact Image

A total of 19 940 persons are employed, 10 154 are unemployed, and 3 895 are classified discouraged work-seekers.

Employment Status Number
Employed 19940
Unemployed 10154
Discouraged Work Seeker 3895
Not Economically Active 25238
Income Percentage
None income 16,1%
R1 - R4,800 5,1%
R4,801 - R9,600 8,8%
R9,601 - R19,600 16,3%
R19,601 - R38,200 17,9%
R38,201 - R76,4000 13,7%
R76,401 - R153,800 11,1%
R153,801 - R307,600 7%
R307,601 - R614,400 2,9%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,8%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 3,140
Poultry production 3,038
Vegetable production 701
Production of other crops 893
Other 1,114

**An agricultural household may engage in more than one agricultural activity

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 4,196
Mixed farming 960
Other 324

**An agricultural household may not fall under more than one agricultural activity

Income category of agricultural households
Annual income category of agricultural household heads Number
No income 2,013
R1-R4 800 135
R4 801-R38 400 2,455
R38 401-R307 200 1,161
R307 201+ 105
Unspecified 115

Place names

Places in Ga-Segonyana Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population93,651
Young (0-14)32,5%
Working Age (15-64)63,2%
Elderly (65+)4,3%
Dependency ratio58,1
Sex ratio92,5
Growth rate2,85% (2001-2011)
Population density21 persons/km2
Unemployment rate33,7%
Youth unemployment rate43,2%
No schooling aged 20+9,7%
Higher education aged 20+9,9%
Matric aged 20+23,6%
Number of households26,816
Number of Agricultural households5,984
Average household size3,4
Female headed households42,7%
Formal dwellings81%
Housing owned/paying off65,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage23,4%
Weekly refuse removal17,6%
Piped water inside dwelling19,9%
Electricity for lighting91,2%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population70,392
Young (0-14)35,4%
Working Age (15-64)63,2%
Elderly (65+)4,2%
Dependency ratio65,3%
Sex ratio89,4
Growth rate2,55% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate45,5%
Youth unemployment rate56,6%
No schooling aged 20+20%
Higher education aged 20+6,2%
Matric aged 20+18,4%
Number of households17,163
Average household size3,9
Female headed households51,8%
Formal dwellings72,5%
Housing owned/paying off61,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage21,5%
Weekly refuse removal20,5%
Piped water inside dwelling13,9%
Electricity for lighting74,9%